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    ITS have recently taken stock of a great selection of Bessey Clamps, just what you want when you need to apply more pressure to your woodworking projects…

    They say that you can never have too many clamps, but we’d like to change that age-old woodworking proverb slightly to say that you can never have too many of the RIGHT clamps in your workshop. And just like Freddie Mercury’s non-sensical singing in ‘Under Pressure’ (y’know, “Um ba ba be, Um ba ba be, De day da, Ee day da”), it can feel like a jumble of jibberish trying to work out what one’s best for you. Well, be confused no longer as we go through our Bessey range to help you choose the right clamp for your project.

    Parallel Clamps

    The parallel clamp is a real gem of a product and something that can prove extremely versatile when gripping materials together. They’re the step up from basic clamping systems such as pipe clamps which are cheap but infective when keeping your project aligned correctly if you’re looking for accuracy and a good quality finish.

    In short, parallel clamps apply pressure much more accurately than other clamps, readjustment is easier and more reliable and as a result it means you can work faster, saving you time and money!
    Let’s have a look at Bessey parallel clamps…

    KR Body Clamp

    • Heavy duty parallel clamp
    • Clamping force of 7000 N
    • Large clamping surface area
    • 90° clamping
    • Paint & grease resistant removable pressure caps
    • Serrated bar for non-slip fastening
    • Able to reverse the force for spreading
    • Tool-less feature for switching between clamping and spreading
    • Moveable “fixed jaw” eliminates work piece balancing before gluing
    • Grip capacities available 600mm – 1250mm

    Click here for Bessey KR Body Clamps

    Uniklamp

    • 90° clamping
    • Clamping force of 1500 N
    • Large clamping surface area
    • Serrated bar for non-slip fastening
    • Able to reverse the force for spreading
    • Tool-less feature for switching between clamping and spreading
    • Grip capacities available – 300mm and 600mm

    Click here for Bessey Uniklamps

    F-Style Clamps

    Most people, not just tradesmen, are familiar with these handy products that are a staple of any tool chest. You can probably guess why they’re called F-style clamps (as opposed a a Q-style or Z-style) but you’re probably thinking why you’d get an f-style instead of a parallel clamp…

    Well, the difference lies in the point of delivery for force – whereas parallel clamps spread their force over extended blocks, F-clamps concentrate their force to much more focused point. This makes them invaluable for clamping materials with a small surface area. The great thing is that this doesn’t mean a loss of force as Bessey’s F-clamps still pack a Newton-punch like the proverbial apple falling from a tree. Time to check out the details…

    Klikclamp

    • Clamping force of 1200 N
    • Great for quick, application and adjustment
    • Extremely light yet very strong
    • Vibration free clamping
    • Serrated bar for non-slip fastening
    • Great alternative to quick clamps
    • Grip capacities available 200mm – 300mm

    Click here for Bessey Klikclamps

    Screw Clamp

    • Clamping force of 6000 N
    • Serrated bar for non-slip fastening
    • Able to reverse the force for spreading
    • Tool-less feature for switching between clamping and spreading
    • Hand-replaceable pressure caps – no tools required
    • Grip capacities available 300mm and 600mm

    Click here for Bessey Screw Clamps

    Bar Clamp

    • Clamping force of 6000 N
    • Perfect for step-over clamping
    • Rounded clamp end gives increased clearance for materials
    • Lightweight but extremely strong
    • High quality, excellent value
    • Grip capacities available 100mm and 200mm

    Click here for Bessey Bar Clamps

    Lever Clamp

    • Enormous clamping force of 8500 N
    • Great for use with metal as well as wood
    • Quick application and adjustment
    • Vibration free clamping
    • Serrated bar for non-slip fastening
    • Heavy duty alternative to quick clamps
    • Hard-wearing sintered steel cams
    • Grip capacities available 200mm – 300mm

    Click here for Bessey Lever Clamps

    Specialist Clamps

    Although the above Bessey clamping systems are solid, dependable and high quality products, some projects require something a little bit more specialised. Afterall, it can be difficult to clamp circular or oddly shaped woodworking project or clamp together flooring without damaging surrounding materials…

    Well, fear not as Bessey’s clamping range has a product just for these very jobs!

    Band Clamp

    • Perfect for circular and angled joint clamping
    • Includes vario-corners which adapt automatically to angles from 60° to 180°
    • Great capacity with a 23ft band

    Click here for our Bessey Band Clamp page

    Flooring Clamp

    • Ideal for laying parquet, laminated and panel flooring
    • Pulls joints together resulting in tighter seams
    • Flooring can be laid faster, saving time and money
    • 4m length
    • Protects surrounding materials against damage
    • Can also be used as lashing straps

    Click here for the Bessey Flooring Clamp product page

    Seaming Tool

    • Superb for clamping smooth surfaces
    • Can be used on ceramic, corian, plastic glass, sheet metal and granite. Materials which require low clamping forces (up to 260N)
    • Clamping levers on suction cups for quick application
    • Cam lever compensates for differing heights at the joint

    Click here for the Bessey Seaming Tool product page

    Bessey – the clamp champs!

    So let’s break these clamping systems down to a nutshell…

    • Parallel clamps – perfect for aligning materials accurately and securely
    • F-style clamps – superb all-rounders that focus force to a concentrated area

    So there you have it, our Bessey clamps range gives you a myriad of options that we’re sure would suit most woodworking jobs out there. They’re high-quality and dependable products that give you the secure gripping power that’s needed in the workshop. Needless to say, here at ITS we’re delighted to be able to supply tradesmen with these top-notch clamps that can be a real asset to your tool kit.

    But what do you think? Have you used Bessey before? Let us know what your thoughts in the comments section below or through our Facebook page, Twitter feed or Google+ account.

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